Dr. Jack Daniels On Stride Rate

By |2023-12-27T21:52:39-05:00November 8th, 2018|Biomechanics, Training tips|

By Dr. Jack Daniels 180 Steps Per Minute When I am teaching a new group of runners the first thing I have them do is count their stride frequencies while running around the track. I can’t remember ever having one of these beginners who turned over as fast as 180 steps per minute. However, when […]

Science on the Run: Bad Posture = Bad Runner

By |2015-08-17T13:27:24-04:00August 17th, 2015|Biomechanics|

Linking current research to running By Nikki Reiter As a fidgety-runner-type-who-hates-sitting-at-her-desk and worries about maintaining good posture, I’ve been incorporating stretching a few times a day, in addition to multiple walks to fill up my cup at the water station and my mid-day run (with all these breaks, you probably wonder how I ever get […]

Running Drills – What Are They Good For?

By |2024-01-23T16:32:33-05:00July 8th, 2015|Biomechanics|

Linking current research to running By Nikki Reiter It’s likely you’ve heard that running drills will improve your technique to make you a more efficient runner. Some coaches claim that running drills are effective by way of simulating individual running phases, seeking to correct technique. However, research has shown that the method of performing those […]

Running Shoes And The Law Of Diminishing Returns

By |2024-01-23T13:22:00-05:00March 12th, 2015|Biomechanics|

Linking current research to running By Nikki Reiter Every once and a while, a wonderful little thing happens. A researcher decides to do a systematic review of a topic and then presents their findings in a paper. I get a little excited when the topic pertains to running. Recently, a team of researchers reviewed how […]

Running Posture Checklist

By |2024-01-23T13:14:01-05:00February 12th, 2015|Biomechanics|

By Nikki Reiter Here’s a running posture checklist or what your body should be doing biomechanically from head to toe while running: Head Arms Hips/Pelvis/Core Legs/Feet Other biomechanical variables of interest: Stride Rate Vertical Displacement — Nikki Reiter is the Laboratory Coordinator in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at the University of British […]

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